Dear Good Folks:
I often think that if  Mark Twain were a guest at my home, even though I 
loved his humor, I would have told him to be himself and not feel that he 
had to be "on display" but if he needed to sit quietly, just do so.  Also, I 
would inform him that if there was a situation in his life that warranted a 
good cry, to go ahead and do that also.  In his correspondences, was there 
anyone who echoed my sentiments?